CLS 50th Anniversary Events

CLS 50th SPRING EVENTS

JAN | FEB 15

CENTRAL AMERICAN FAMILIES:  NETWORKS AND CULTURAL RESISTANCE Exhibition at J.F.K. Memorial Library

Central American Families: Networks and Cultural Resistance is a site-specific art installation exploring the contributions of Central American families as activists, artists, feminists, transactivists, students and intellectuals. The exhibition/installation utilizes visual and material culture from diverse archives including the Central American Memoria Historica Archive, Special Collections and Archives, JFK Library, at Cal State LA and runs from November 15, 2018 through February 15, 2019. Curators: Leda Ramos, M.F.A., Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies and Alejandra Lemus-Perez, B.A. Latin American Studies, Cal State LA.

THU | FEB 7  

CHICANX EDUCATIONAL FILM SERIES--THE WESTMINSTER CASE- SEGREGATION IN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA   

12:15 - 1:30 •   USU THEATER  

Professor Nadine Bermudez shares her research alongside original plaintiffs of Mendez vs. Westminster 1947, the first case to hold that school segregation is unconstitutional and violates the 14th Amendment.  

WED | FEB 20  

INTERGENERATIONAL PLÁTICA WITH ACTIVISTAS: LOVE, FAMILY, AND MOVEMENT BUILDING

   

3:05 - 4:20 • USU LOS ANGELES ROOM

  

For most, the 'Family' is where we learn to love, play, and build community. Within this contested space, we learn to be 'boys' and 'girls', to assume traditional "family values" and roles, to accept hierarchies within and outside the home, and to love. Today, the family is both the organizing unit by which many movements have structured relationships, as well as the target of xenophobic assault on migrating families.

 

Join Indigenous/Chicanx/Latinx activists from the community and academia for a critical circle dialogue about the historical conceptualization of the Family within diverse movement-building efforts, with a particular emphasis on Love as the foundational catalyst for change.  

   

TUES | MARCH 5  

CHICANX EDUCATIONAL FILM SERIES--WALKOUT! THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY IN LOS ANGELES SCHOOLS   

12:15 - 1:30 • USU Theater  

With excerpts from, Taking Back the Schools, 1968 walkout participants, alumni Bobby Verdugo and Associate Dean Rita Ledesma, will reflect on their participation and current struggles for educational equality.  

WED | MARCH 20  

A CHARLA WITH ARTIVISTS ENTERTAINMENT AND SONGWRITING METHODOLOGIES   

Limited Enrollment  

Using dialogue and performance with students, Grammy-winning Quetzal Flores and Mexican-born Australian rapper and songwriter Maya Jupiter explore Chicanx/Latinx studies as a radical and transformative space for social justice work.  

FRI | SAT  APRIL 12 and 13  

This international conference consists of lectures and panel presentations by distinguished scholars from Mexico and the United States on the art, lives and times of Mexican mural masters Orozco, Rivera, and Siqueiros. The conference addresses the work of these muralists from different perspectives, including aesthetics, biography and the utopian ideals that defined the artistic and political scope of Mexican muralism in the 20th century. This conference is free and open to the public. Music Hall. For details go to CLS FB Event listing and for conference details. https://mexicanmuralsatcalstatela.blogspot.com

WED | APRIL 17  

¡PRESENTE! TRANSNATIONAL AND LOCAL WOMYN WRITERS OF COLOR   

3:05 - 4:20 • Los Angeles Room  

Come listen to the poesίa and prose of four womyn writers whose verses transverse local and international fronteras. From Centro América to México to Los Angeles and beyond, ¡Aquί estamos! 

 

 

CLS 50th FALL EVENTS (archived)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6

CLS 50TH ANNIVERSARY: INAUGURAL LECTURE BY DOLORES HUERTA and PERFORMANCE ALICE BAG

10:50 AM to 12:30 PM ● Golden Eagle Ballroom, 3rd Floor ● Golden Eagle Building

Join labor leader and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta, and Chicana punk musician, Alice Bag, for the CLS Department’s official anniversary kick-off, celebrating 50 years of transforming Los Angeles and beyond. 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6

CLS 50TH ANNIVERSARY: OPENING RECEPTION

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM ● Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery
Join alumni, students, faculty, and staff in celebrating CLS’ anniversary with civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.  The celebration includes food and art exhibit “Entre Tinta y Lucha”.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 9

CLS 50TH ANNIVERSARY: CHICANO MUSIC DOCUMENTARY AND EL HARU KUROI BAND

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ● USU-Theater, 1st Floor ● University Student Union

Join Dr. José Anguiano, Dept. of Chicana/o Studies & Latina/o Studies and The Honors College, to explore the transnational dialog created through Chicana/o music and sound culture. Free screening of Our Man in Tokyo, a documentary about Shin Miyata, a Tokyo-based record label owner who distributes Chicano music throughout Japan. Followed by a live performance by El Haru Kuroi, an East Los Angeles trio featured in the documentary and a Q&A with director Akira Boch and other special guests.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15

CLS 50TH ANNIVERSARY: CENTRAL AMERICANS IN LA: THE VISUAL POLITICS OF REPRESENTATION, RACE, CLASS and GENDER

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ● USU-Theater, 1st Floor ● University Student Union

Join scholars and community artivists to examine contemporary Central American cultural production in Los Angeles. Panelists include:  Leisy Abrego, PhD, Chicana/o Studies, UCLA; Floridalma Boj Lopez, PhD, Sociology, Cal State LA; Alejandro Villapando, PhD, Latin American Studies/Pan African Studies, Cal State LA; and Oscar M. Santos aka Sister Mantos, Artist and Dj.  Moderator:  Leda Ramos, M.F.A., Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, Cal State LA

.THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15

CLS 50TH ANNIVERSARY: OPENING RECEPTION OF CENTRAL AMERICAN FAMILIES:  NETWORKS AND CULTURAL RESISTANCE

3:00-5:00 PM ● John F. Kennedy Library. Food/Music by Radio Pulgarcito,  Exhibit runs from November 15, 2018-January 15, 2018

Central American Families: Networks and Cultural Resistance is a site-specific art installation exploring the contributions of Central American families as activists, artists, feminists, transactivists, students and intellectuals. The exhibition/installation utilizes visual and material culture from diverse archives including the Central American Memoria Historica Archive, Special Collections and Archives, JFK Library, at Cal State LA and runs from November 15 through January 15, 2019. Curators: Leda Ramos, M.F.A., Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies and Alejandra Lemus-Perez, B.A. Latin American Studies, Cal State LA.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 6

CLS 50TH ANNIVERSARY: CHICANX/LATINX EDUCATION FILM SERIES—THE LEMON GROVE INCIDENT

12:15-1:30 PM PM ● USU-Theater, 1st Floor ● University Student Union

Join Dr. Valerie Talavera-Bustillos, Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies Department, to celebrate the resilience of parent and young student activism in Chicanx/Latinx education. See excerpts from the documentaries Lemon Grove Incident and Truth Seekers and hear from two leading scholars, Dr. Balderrama Professor Emeritus and author of the book "Decade of Betrayal" and Dr. Lani Cupchoy, filmmaker of Truthseekers and Professor, Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies.